On the Left, Comparing Bush’s America to North Korea Makes You Supreme Court Material

Tim Graham

They were in mourning at Pacifica Radio on Thursday when radical Obama administration official Harold Koh failed to live up to his Bush-trashing writing during the last administration. He defended the legality of U.S. drone attacks on suspected terrorist locations. This dismayed Democracy Now host Amy Goodman:

AMY GOODMAN: Robert Mackey points out over at the New York Times that Harold Koh wrote in 2004 about America’s disregard for international law after the September 11th attacks that earned it a place along with North Korea and Iraq in the “axis of disobedience.” He also told a Senate hearing that the Bush administration had imposed, quote, “unnecessary, self-inflicted wounds, which have gravely diminished our global standing and damaged our reputation for respecting the rule of law.” And, of course, Harold Koh is being talked about as a possible Supreme Court justice now.

He is?? After comparing Bush to Kim Jong Il and Saddam Hussein?? To Goodman and her guest, Philip Alston of the United Nations, this was what made him a man of great principle…

…Over at NRO’s Bench Memos, Ed Whelan offers a conservative take on what Koh is now arguing.

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